Research Assistant: The Role of Emotional Factors in Cognitive Control

Edge Hill University - Psychology

Fixed term for 25 weeks

Post Type:  Part Time

Hours Per Week:  24

University of the Year 2014/2015 - Times Higher Education Awards

About You

You will be qualified to at least degree standard in an appropriate discipline, with previous research experience and a good understanding of the confidential nature of research. Excellent time management and communication skills are key as is the ability to work flexibly and independently.

This role provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain the valuable research experience necessary to develop an academic and/or research-based career.

About the Role

The project investigates the role of emotional factors in the control of cognitive processes and actions by using behavioural experiments and physiological measures (galvanic skin conductance). You will provide quality research support to a dedicated group of academic staff, assisting with participant recruitment, data collection and analysis activities of the research project. You will monitor and take responsibility for extensive research data, to aid the process of data analysis and contribute to the preparation of project documentation through engaging in literature searches and reviews, relevant to the aims of the project. You will work for 25 weeks during the regular semester terms (12 weeks from 16 January 2017, and 13 weeks from 18 September 2017).

About Us

When Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year title for 2014/15, Times Higher Education described it as “a great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year”. The award recognised our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. It also celebrated Edge Hill University’s distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, and voted Best University Workplace 2015, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

We are now seeking to appoint exceptional people to be part of our continuing success story.  

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact Dr Motonori Yamaguchi, Reader in Psychology at

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